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"CA has been doing a lot of things in the area of DevOps. Now we have a complete set of tool sets in order to enable customers to go all the way from planning to development to testing down to release into the operations," explained Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, in this interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Succe... (more)

Yung Chou Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @Azure #Serverless #DevOps #Jenkins #Github #Docker

DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Yung Chou joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Yung Chou is a Principal Cloud Architect at BlueMetal, a division of Insight. In his IT career, he has worked closely with customers and communities in various capacities including application development, technical support, solution sales, IT management and technology evangelism. Recently he has focused on hybrid cloud, IaaS solutions and emerging cloud technologies with strong interests in containers, IoT and Machine Learning. From Zero to a CI/CD Pipeline with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure in 60 minutes CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes ... (more)

Performance Testing Guide | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #Monitoring

The Ultimate Guide to Performance Testing and Software Testing: Testing Types, Performance Testing Steps, Best Practices, and More By Angela Stringfellow Performance testing is a form of software testing that focuses on how a system running the system performs under a particular load. This is not about finding software bugs or defects. Performance testing measures according to benchmarks and standards. Performance testing should give developers the diagnostic information they need to eliminate bottlenecks. Types of performance testing for software To understand how software will perform on users' systems, there different types of performance tests that can be applied during software testing. This is non-functional testing, which is designed to determine the readiness of a system. (Functional testing focuses on individual functions of software.) Image credit MindsMappe... (more)

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 By Akshita Puram The Toyota Production System, a world-renowned production system is based on the "complete elimination of all waste". The "Toyota Way", grounded on continuous improvement dates to the 1860s. The methodology is widely proven to be successful yet there are still industries within and tangential to manufacturing struggling to adopt its core principles: Jidoka: a process should stop when an issue is identified prevents releasing defective products Just-in-Time: each process produces only what is needed for the next process in the continuous flow The QA Manager Struggle Similar to Toyota Production System's primary focus on continuous improvement, quality assurance teams are rethinking their testing processes and tooling in order to empower their teams to move toward faster, more reliable, and higher quality softwa... (more)

[slides] Continuous Testing vs Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit @Tricentis @AAkela #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Continuous Testing versus Test Automation: What's the Difference? Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed-increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. In his session at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Vice President of Product Marketing at Tricentis, discussed why and how continuous testing is different from traditional test automation. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will learn: Th... (more)

[session] @YahooGemini Test Automation | @CloudExpo #DevOps #AI #ML #DX

Conquering the Wild West of Gemini Test Automation Gemini is Yahoo's native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences - both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) - it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jenny Hung, E2E Engineer Manager at Yahoo Gemini, Haoran Zhao, Software Engineer at Oath Gemini, and Lin Zhang, Software Engineer at Oath (Yahoo), will describe the technical challenges and the principles we followed to build a reliable and scalable test automation infrastructure across desktop... (more)

Five Reasons to Shift Your Focus from Coding to Testing | @DevOpsSummit #DX #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Five Reasons to Shift Your Focus from Coding to Testing Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven't kept pace with your investments in coding, you'll lose. Here's why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks. It doesn't matter how fast you code if you can't test that code just as quickly. And test you must - early and often - because no one can risk releasing code into production without first thoroughly determining whether it does what it's supposed to do. Continuous Testing helps you ensure that the right functional testing is performed ... (more)

Release Management vs Release Engineering By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

This blog post focuses on the difference between "Release Engineers" and "Release Managers," and I'm writing it because I've talked to people who don't see what separates the two roles. It's an important distinction, and an organization's view of the difference is an indicator of how mature its enterprise release process is. What Is Release Engineering? A common pattern in the past few years is the creation of centralized Release Engineering groups. These professionals apply common patterns for automating releases, they have a solid understanding of build and testing frameworks, and they help a large organization standardize software delivery. These centralized groups have become more popular as enterprises support an increasing number of applications and a faster release cadence. In an ideal enterprise, all of your applications are packaged, delivered, and instal... (more)

Integrating APM into Testing | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #DevOps #APM #AI

Integrating APM into Your Testing Strategy By Erik Dietrich Does your team have a testing strategy?  In 2017, I have a hard time imagining that wouldn't at least have some strategy, however rudimentary.  Unlike a couple of decades ago, you hear less and less about people just changing code on the production server and hoping for the best. At the very least, you probably have a QA group or at least someone who serves in that role before shipping your software.  You write the code, do something to test it, and then ship it once the testers bless it (or at least notate "known issues"). From there, things probably run the gamut among those of you reading.  Some of you probably do what I've described and little more.  Some of you probably have multiple pre-production environments to which a continuous integration setup automatically deploys builds.  Of course, it only de... (more)

Release Management RACI Matrix By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Release Management RACI Matrix By Michelle Henry Is it done yet or Why RACI is Essential Whether you are a release manager, a release engineer, or a someone just supporting a release you understand that the intersection of software releases and instant messaging can be frustrating.  Whether you use Skype, Jabber, Slack, or any other group-based instant messaging application your experience during a release probably looks a lot like this: Co-worker 1 (13:02): Hey, what's up? You (13:02): Nothing, I'm running the release Co-worker 1 (13:05): Great, how's the release going? You (13:07): We're on step 5 of the playbook Co-worker 1 (13:20): Is it done yet? You (13:21): No Co-worker 1 (17:01): How about now is it done yet? You (17:15): Not yet, we'll let you know Co-worker 1 (17:45): Is it done yet? You (18:10): Did you check your email? Co-worker 1 (18:11): Sorry, I didn't. Check... (more)

IT As Competitive Differentiator By @Automic | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Making the IT Department a Competitive Differentiator: Getting Started By Benedikt Eckhard The best piece of advice I ever got about improving workplace productivity was from an enterprise CIO who'd managed complex IT environments for some of the world's largest companies. He said to me: "Get the IT organization right, and the rest of the organization will take care of itself." Today everyone is looking for productivity advice and quick fixes - to the extent that the IT infrastructure gets neglected. Call me old fashioned, but soft cultural stuff is not going to fix underlying problems with your IT infrastructure. You need to get to a stage where Dev and Ops are not only working together and understanding what each other are doing, but where IT is a real driver of business performance. Getting to that stage is going to require some heavy lifting in the background, b... (more)